What is an RFP?
A typical RFP describes a project or program that the grantmaker would like to fund and outlines the criteria that the grantmaker will use to evaluate proposals. Submitted proposals are then held in competition before a decisionmaking body like The Sprout Fund Advisory Board. The proposals that best answer the grantmaker’s request will receive funding.
The Top 20 Concepts at engagepittsburgh.org represent draft versions of RFPs, the final versions will develop out of the dialogue that occurs in the online forum. Answering the questions included with each of the Top 20 Concepts will help to furnish the missing information and reveal the strongest candidates for the final set of RFPs to be issued on March 1, 2007.